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NABBW Top Ten Most Valuable Life Lessons

May 15th, 2008

Permission is granted to copy and use the following list as long as credit is given to the NABBW along with a link to www.nabbw.com. The National Association of Baby Boomer Women and www.boomerwomenspeak.com are excited to give you the list of the Top Ten Most Valuable Life Lessons. Jane Howard won the $100.00 cash for her #1 entry, LOVE YOURSELF. Congratulations Jane! Here is our list of the Top Ten Most Valuable Life Lessons Love yourself Forgive Lean on God Work at what you love Give of self Let your children be who they are Listen more, talk less Know you can\’t change others Set... Read More

Lessons in Buoyancy

May 15th, 2008

Author: Kathy Vickwww.fluentlifecoaching.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel If you are a Christian woman and have read Proverbs 31and thought . . . there\’s no way I can live like this woman today, then this is the book for you. Upon reading, you will learn that perfectionism is not what God wants for you. Give it up. Stop comparing yourself to others, stop judging and stop trying to measure up. All God wants is your heart. Once he has that, you can learn your life purpose. Kathy walks you through lessons in faith, letting go, happiness, forgiveness, endurance, and more. She shares practical... Read More

Menopause Ranch

May 15th, 2008

Author: Deborah Vaughnwww.menopauseranch.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos One does not visit this place by choice. Women worldwide will be deposited at its gates kicking, screaming and fighting it all the way, or with wonder and acceptance. We enter our menopausal years timidly, oftentimes scared and very rarely ready. Why is that? Author Deborah Vaughn expects that by taking the reader on a fictional trip through mythology and histories of countries and religions that we will approach some understanding about the origins of our perspectives on midlife and menopause. Through the centuries our... Read More

Good to Go – The ABC\’s of Death and Dying

May 15th, 2008

Author: Jo Myerswww.goodtogothebook.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Faced with questions concerning the death of a close friend or relative, one may have trouble discerning where to turn. Sometimes emotions take over making it difficult to reach out to the right people for answers. Author Jo Myers writes to soothe the confusion and turmoil that often accompanies the loss of someone close to us with her own brand of practical knowledge and humor. Granted, it may be difficult to see the lighter side of heavy issues like writing a eulogy, funeral preparation and cremation, but Myers makes a gallant... Read More

It\’s Hard Being Me

May 14th, 2008

Achew! ‘Cuse me. Seems that even Queens get the flu. However; being the martyr I am, (insert heavy sigh) I broke down and traveled to the grocery store on Saturday. Even people on their deathbeds gotta eat, right? I applied no makeup as that would have required strength, and wore raggedy clothes because they were the first thing I put my hand on in the closet. As I passed the bathroom mirror, I saw a hairbrush on the vanity. Knowing I needed to conserve my energy for pushing the grocery cart, I passed it by. Trust me, I didn\’t give a rip. I\’m telling you; da Queen here didn\’t... Read More

Anger & Menopause – Find Out What 4 Supplements Can Help You be Happier

May 13th, 2008

During Peri-menopause, in the transitional period before menopause, women experience a number of emotional problems and mood swings, including anger, in addition to physical changes. According to experts, peri-menopause does not cause anger and other mood swings, but fluctuations in hormone production during peri-menopause trigger anger, depression and other mood swings that are already pre-existing. Many women, at a slightest provocation, would have waves of intense emotions, such as anger go through them. Many would be intolerant of behaviors that transgressed their own limits, and limits of... Read More

CONFLICTS CAN BE ROMANTIC?

May 13th, 2008

Romantic conflicts are as common as . . . Chores, Money, Sex, In laws, Holidays, Feeling Ignored, Vacations, Disciplining the Children, Enough Time Together, Lack of Listening, Dirty Fighting, The “Right Way” to Do Things, “You Just Don\’t Get It,” and on and on . . . And you\’ve got your own unique trouble spots that make conflicts even more confusing. That\’s why we offer 5 keys to a romantic outcome, when you know how to resolve your conflicts in a way that benefits each of you, and your relationship. 1) You Are Both Right: each of you brings some... Read More

HOW ABOUT, “THANK YOU?”

May 13th, 2008

It started with a turkey. In the early days of a start-up company I once worked for, a plump turkey was a small thank you token given to employees around the holidays. The turkey-giving practice lasted maybe three years, until the growing size of the organization necessitated its change. And while enhanced benefits emerged to replace that poultry gift, I found it amazing that the missing turkey still appeared as a resentment issue five years later in employee forums. Similarly, I was astounded when I recently heard employees grumbling at a company that provided a daily complimentary hot breakfast... Read More

Choices

May 13th, 2008

By Patty Friedmann, www.pattyfriedmann.com, for GRAND Magazine I was terrified of giving that speech for a full five months. I\’d have thought that, having spent four years at Smith College, I wouldn\’t have found the place intimidating anymore. But decades of reading alumnae news, full of Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, and far too many wives and daughters of Republican presidents, gave the school a scary cachet. I was going to be the keynote speaker at the summer symposium, and I wanted to be worthy of my diploma. I wrote that speech in my head every morning for five months. ... Read More

Who will get the FAT Vote? Let\’s talk politics!

May 13th, 2008

The Pontificating Pundits I\’ve been paying close attention to the news coverage of this primary season and listening to the pundits pontificate on the same points over and over again. They talk of exit polls as they do the breakdown dance of statistics in a variety of ways. Male, female, white, African American, Latino, the boomer vote, the youth vote, economic groups, blue collar, white collar, high school graduates, college graduates, religious affiliation. You name it. They have a statistic on how the group of the moment votes. And how about the debates? The candidates have been asked... Read More